Laura Palmisano

When It's Dark in Lake City, Look for Stars

Sep 29, 2020
Michael Underwood

The small mountain town of Lake City, Colorado now hosts an International Dark Sky Park. KVNF's Laura Palmisano reports.

Independent Movie Theatres Emerge from COVID Closures

Aug 28, 2020
Laura Palmisano

The movie business, like many industries, is struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused many movie theaters to close for months. But, some independent and chain theaters are reopening. For KVNF News, Laura Palmisano reports.

Laura Palmisano

(UPDATED 7/28/2020) The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked outrage and protests across the globe. In the U.S, Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations flared up in late May and continue to this day. A group of about fifty people gathered in the small town of Lake City, Colorado for a BLM march in June, including a few of Lake City’s Black and multiracial residents. However, the town’s only Black religious leader and his family were not invited. For KVNF, Laura Palmisano brings us the story of what happened.

Is Paycheck Protection Working on the Western Slope?

Jun 2, 2020


Businesses across the country have received funds through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, also known as PPP. In Colorado so far, more than 97,000 businesses have received these loans. But, not all companies are eligible for them... nor does the Small Business Administration keep tabs on how many have been rejected.  KVNF reporter Laura Palmisano takes a look at how well the Paycheck Protection Program is working on the Western Slope.

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Whippoorwill, a Fort Collins-based, alternative folk-rock trio were set to play in Carbondale last month at Steve's Guitars but the concert was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group’s shows in April are also cancelled following Governor Jared Polis' statewide stay-at-home public health order. For KDNK, Laura Palmisano brings us an interview with Alysia Kraft of Whippoorwill.